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CAR rebels call ceasefire

2011-04-28 21:52

Bangui - The Central African Republic's CPJP rebel group, which has been behind a series of attacks in recent months, announced a ceasefire on Thursday so that it can take part in peace talks with the government.

The Convention of Patriots for Justice and Peace said in a statement that it had "decided to observe a ceasefire to enable the opening of negotiations with the government so we can end the suffering of the civilian population".

"The CPJP has high hopes that these negotiations can begin as soon as possible for the resolution of the conflict. After so many years of conflict, the Central African Republic needs to have a lasting peace."